Category Archives: Events

Haight-Ashbury Street Fair TOMORROW

In case you hadn’t already heard, the 34th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is happening tomorrow, Sunday June 11th, from 11 AM – 5:30 PM. The event usually draws tens of thousands of people to The Haight, so be sure to plan accordingly… and have fun!  More info on the affected streets & Muni lines at SF Appeal.

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Red Vic May CLOSE in July!

Oh no! Say it ain’t so!

As reported by several sources (KQED/Haighteration/Uptown Almanac), after 30 years in operation, the Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight @ Cole) may have its final showing July 25th. Apparently, despite several fundraisers, they just don’t have the cash flow to stay afloat.

As a worker-owned-and-operated theater, and one of the few remaining single-screen theaters in the city, they were able to provide a wide variety of programming and quality of service you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Unlike the majority of theaters and multiplexes that tend to hire high school or college students at minimum wage, the Red Vic was one of the few movie houses where, as owners, the employees were truly invested in the operation, something you could see and feel in the way they treated their customers and participated in the community.

There are so many fantastic Red Vic oddities that will be sorely missed if/when they shutter: Their nicely padded old church pew seats, the hilarious pre-show mini-movie (seen below, which has been played prior to every screening since 1983), wooden popcorn bowls, ceramic coffee mugs, re-usable hard plastic soda cups, and of course their extensive popcorn spice bar (nutritional yeast & garlic salt, yum!).

As much as I love going to The Castro for its grandeur or The Kabuki for its comfy reserved seating, they (and the corporate multiplexes) lack the down-home neighborhood feel and eclectic programming of the Red Vic. Where else can you see The Great Muppet Caper, Wayne’s World, House (Hausu), and Kuroneko all in the same week? Not to mention their frequent showings of films like Baraka, The Room and Vertigo, and various one-of-a-kind film festivals.

If the theater doesn’t get a major influx of cash soon, they’ll be wrapping up their 30 year run with Harold & Maude (another Red Vic favorite) from July 22-25th, with the final showing at 9:30 PM on Monday, July 25th.

If you or any of your wealthy friends would like to help save this Haight-Ashbury institution, donations can be made HERE.


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Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Meeting TONIGHT

Happy Bike to Work Day!

The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council is having a General Meeting TONIGHT from 7 – 9 PM in the downstairs Community Room of the Park Branch Library (1833 Page, between Cole and Shrader).

There will be a discussion about how the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Plan will affect the dog community, how City budget proposals will impact our neighborhood, and a brief announcement about the pedestrian path in the Panhandle.

Hope to see you there!

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Mayor Lee And Supervisor Mirkarimi Gettin’ All Up In Our District

Mayor Edwin Lee & Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be holding a couple events in District 5 tomorrow.  Here are the deets from the Mayor’s Office:

10:00 AM
Mayor Lee to visit Western Addition merchants with District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.
Merchant walk to start at Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles
1521 Eddy Street at Fillmore Street

6:30 PM
Mayor Lee and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi to host District 5 Budget Town Hall.
Hamilton Recreation Center        
1900 Geary Boulevard at Steiner Street

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Reduced Booth Fee For Neighborhood Residents

The Cole Valley Fair will be returning for its ninth year on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

As reported by ColeValleySF &, the booth fee for residents of the 94117 zip code has been significantly reduced in order to attract more local artists.

Additional info, as well as vendor application forms, can be found here.

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Sugar Intervention

Are you a sugar junkie? Do you get high on Ho Hos, doped up on doughnuts, cracked out on croissants?

If you’ve been wanting to kick your sugar habit, but haven’t been quite sure how, then it might be time for you to enroll at Sugar High School (pdf).

This three-class course, presented by Integrative Nutrition Counselor & Ex-Sugar Junkie Renee Pletka, will teach you how to eat foods you love and have sweetness in your life without all the side effects and guilt.

The course will be held April 20th, April 27th & May 5th from 7:00-8:00 PM at Cole Valley Fitness (957 Cole Street @ Parnassus). Total course cost is $75 for CVF members or $90 for the general public. Stop by the gym or give them a call at 415.665.3330 to reserve your spot today.


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Community Police Forum Tonight

SFPD’s Park Station (1899 Waller St) will be holding a Community Police Forum this evening starting at 6 PM in the Station’s Community Room. Any interested neighborhood folk are encouraged to attend.

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